Flowers left at scene of fatal house fire in Chesterfield – as investigation into blaze continues

The investigation into a house fire that claimed two lives yesterday in Chesterfield remains underway – with flowers being left at the scene of the blaze.

A 65-year-old female and a 31-year-old male were pronounced dead at the scene of a fire on Staunton Close yesterday morning (Sunday, April 7).

Emergency services were alerted to the blaze at the three-storey terraced property at 2.44am, after a 999 call from a neighbour who could hear a smoke alarm sounding.

Flowers have been left near the property, while a joint investigation by Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service and Derbyshire Police remains underway.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the force quoting incident number 141 of April 7, using one of the following methods: Facebook – send a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary; Twitter – direct message the force’s contact centre on @DerPolContact; Website – complete the online contact form or Phone – call 101. You can also anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.